Inside the Setouchi Grand Tour[2013-2014]
2 episode (41min)
[Inside the Setouchi Grand Tour -A Thrilling Island Bicycle Tour-]
Linking Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture, the 60km Setouchi Shimanami Kaido contains Japan's first strait-crossing bicycle course.
The Shimanami Kaido's overnight cycling event, the Setouchi Grand Tour, was held in May of 2013. 900 cyclists participated, comprised of adults and children from countries all over the world.This program provides in-depth coverage for the event. In addition to checking in on the participants, we'll show you the interplay between the local spectators,and introduce you to the charms of the Shimanami Kaido while providing you with sightseeing information about the surrounding area.
[Grand Tour Setouchi -Delicacies and Vistas-]
The Grand Tour Setouchi took place April 19th, 2014, on the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway which stretches 60km from Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture. Because biking the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway is almost like riding about the ocean itself, cyclists from around the world call it one of the holy grails of cycling. The Grand Tour Setouchi is a 2 day festival around cycling the seas!